If you’re dreaming of taking an amazing vacation to Mexico, why not plan to visit Puerto Vallarta? The idyllic beach lover’s paradise is located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in Banderas Bay – Check out day trips from Puerto Vallarta.

There are miles of beautiful beaches, a tropical climate, endless water activities, art galleries, excellent restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife scene. In addition, there are also luxurious resorts that make every moment of your vacation even better. If you want to stay with the best, come visit us at Villa del Palmar.

Situated in PV’s hotel zone, we are centrally located so visitors can quickly get downtown, to the marina, or wherever they want to go around town. Right now, we have special travel packages on sale. During your visit, you may want to stay at the resort all day long. However, if you have time, check out these fun towns to visit for a day trip from PV.

tequila things to do

Day Trip to Tequila, Jalisco

For starters, if you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, you should know that the birthplace of tequila is within the same state of Jalisco. There are day tours available that leave early from PV to visit the charming small town that is a great place to visit for a fun day trip from PV.

There, you can learn all about how tequila is produced and explore the charming town, too. Make sure to book a tequila tour so you can see how tequila is made, and so you can sample some of the best tequila in the world.

The stunning fields of blue agave plants that tequila is made from create a stunning landscape as you get closer to town so get your camera ready.

yelapa cabo corrientes


Secondly, if you want to visit a charming beach town that is laid back and carefree, Yelapa is the place to go. To get there, you need to catch a water taxi from the Los Muertos pier in Old Town Vallarta.

The ocean waters around Yelapa are home to many tropical fish and exotic fish, so you can go snorkeling or fishing in the area as well. The cute and peaceful town didn’t even have electricity until fairly recently, and there are no police in town either. It’s a safe and relaxed place to go if you really want to disconnect from the chaos of daily life.

The beach has numerous seafood restaurants that are locally owned so make sure you enjoy a great meal and some cold drinks during your visit, too.


Explore Bucerias

Next, Bucerias is a great little coastal town to visit that is just 20 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport. There, Bucerias has some of the most beautiful beaches in Banderas Bay that are ideal for swimming, paddleboarding, scuba diving, kitesurfing during windy season, and more.

During your visit to Bucerias, check out the town’s main church which is the Iglesia a la Señora de la Paz and the central plaza. There is also a large flea market near the plaza that sells a variety of souvenirs including clothing, jewelry, handicrafts, artwork, and more located close to the town’s main plaza.

sayulita activities

Surfer Vibes in Sayulita

If you want to go where the hipsters and hippies go, Sayulita is the place to check out which is about an hour north of PV. Previously a quiet little surfing village, it’s become very popular with travelers from all around the world in the last decade.

The beach town has a relaxed atmosphere and everything is walkable so travelers really enjoy visiting. You can also rent a golf cart to drive around town if you want to. Surfers, yogis, and hip travelers love visiting Sayulita – The beach is on the open ocean so it’s ideal for surfing, and there are tons of great shops, restaurants, and a fun nightlife scene as well. 

san sebastian del oeste

Mountain Town Escape to San Sebastian del Oeste

Last but not least, San Sebastian del Oeste is a charming mountain town located about one hour and half inland from PV. The picturesque town is full of history and used to be a mining town. There, the cooler climate and pine trees will have you forgetting that you are just miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Today, the small town only has about 6,000 residents that maintain a traditional way of life. To get the best view in town, rent an ATV and drive to the top of the town’s lookout point which is known as La Bufa at 7500 feet above sea level. On a clear day, you can even see the ocean.

No matter what you decide to do during your visit to PV, the Villa del Palmar is the best place to stay. We have spacious beachfront suites, world class amenities, and the best staff that ensures guests have everything they need.

You may be interested in this post: Why is Puerto Vallarta a Great Place to Visit?

vacacional club

If you’d like to regularly visit us, sign up to attend a sales presentation about our timeshare ownership program. Our exclusive vacation club is designed for travelers who want to always have first class getaways while saving money, too.

Plus, members can earn Awards credits with our Beachfront Rewards program each time they refer a friend or family member to join. Awards credits can be used to upgrade your accommodations, at our spa, at onsite restaurants, and more.

Contact us today to take advantage of special all-inclusive travel deals that are selling out fast!

If you want to keep reading, check out The Best Puerto Vallarta Activities.